Knox-DNA Study participants are
encouraged to provide a Profile for their Most Distant Proven Ancestor.
Why provide this information?
Since given names often repeat in within the same generation, your
Line Number, ID number,
names and birth/death dates and spouses will help differentiate various participating "Johns, Jameses, and Josephs..."
Providing dates (time frame) and locations will enable other
Knox researchers to immediately assess the possibility of a
connection to another participant within the project's line groupings.
You may choose between two methods for ADDING or
UPDATING a Profile
for your ancestor:
Post a message to the RootsWeb
Knox-DNA Mail List. You must be a Knox-DNA Mail List subscriber to
post to the List. (This
is a free service provided by RootsWeb. If you are not
already a subscriber, please
go here to subscribe to the Knox-DNA Mail List before you post.)
This method will ensure that your ancestor's
profile will be available to anyone who searches the RootsWeb Mail List Archives. It
will also automatically include your contact information. RootsWeb
Mail Lists are a popular source of Search Engine "buzz" --
increasing the likelihood your information will be "found" in an online search
by other Knox Researchers who may be unfamiliar with the
KnoxSociety.org website. A link to your message on the Knox-DNA
Mail List will also be added to the KnoxSociety.org website, so others may
find you there as well.
or, you may
Send an email to the KnoxSociety Webmaster. This method will add [or update] your ancestor's profile to
the KnoxSociety.org website; however, your information will not be
available to Knox-DNA Mail List Archive searchers.
method only if 1) you do not wish to subscribe to the Knox-DNA Mail List,
2) you wish to keep your email contact information private, or 3) you'd just
prefer to do it this way...
Using either method 1 or 2, please
Basic Profile for your Most Distant Proven Ancestor:
Testing Service Name:
Group or Line Number:
Participant ID Number:
Most Distance Proven Ancestor's Name:
Occupation: (if known)
(include surnames, if known)
Children by each wife:
(include spouses of children, if known)
(Provide URLs for your Web Page, WorldConnect Project Database, etc.)
After providing the above basics, please feel free to add any other narrative
you feel may be helpful to others in making a connection to your ancestor!
Migration patterns and allied surnames are good examples.
For example, if your Knox ancestor is known to have migrated from NC > TN > AL,
etc. Include the Census years and locations where you've already traced
your ancestor's movements. Others may find that they have similar Knox
Associated or Allied Surnames:
Often associated surnames (wife's family, census and deed neighbors) and
locations provide clues that trigger the discovery of additional family
To UPDATE your MDA profile, please follow the above
instructions for either method 1 or 2, and resubmit your complete
MDA profile (with your corrections or additions), and
state that this is an update to a previously submitted MDA profile.
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